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#123449 - 09/27/02 01:07 PM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Number one favorites are puzzle games smile
Xiama
Pandora's Box
3D Puzz games

Number 2 favorites are adventure
TLJ
Atlantis games
Amerzone
Zork's
etc. (includes a huge list of games)

Number 3 favorites are action/adventure 3rd person
Prince of Persia
Arabian Nights
Jekyll and Hyde
Tomb Raider

Least favorites: strategy and 1st person shooters
RPG's would entice me more if I didn't have to concoct magic and spells.

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#123450 - 09/27/02 01:26 PM Re: Other pc game genres?
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I missed reading the posts on page two of this post, so went back and did so. I am wondering what some people consider action or action/adventure or shooters. There seems to be some differences in description.

I like 3rd person action/adventure (or Laura's run and jump smile ) games that have mostly adventure aspects with some killing. The older Tomb Raider games fit into this niche nicely. Lots of running, jumping and puzzling how to move ahead with only a few deaths on her hands.

Is 3rd person adventure a separate catergory? Odyssey, Nightlong, Blade Runner, Sanitarium. I'm never sure whether they are really adventure or action/adventure.

I consider action to include 1st person shooters. The main purpose of these games seems to be to kill as many people as possible. I just finished No One Lives Forever and even though it is an unbelieveably good game I had a hard time finishing it. To each his own I guess.

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#123451 - 09/27/02 01:39 PM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Adventure Games are my first and lasting love, then puzzle games such as Jewels of the Oracle, Quest for Karma or Pandora's Box. I cannot stand Sims for no reason in particular, maybe it's this god playing business somebody mentioned... I like to play Bejeweled also and Snoods which had me quite addicted there for a while. Finally as a salute to my years as a private pilot I have played some flight simulators in the past and one of them is in my shelf right now-together with a mean looking joystick-waiting to be played. Problem is I have crashed so many times playing the darn things that I am somehow leery to try again.

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#123452 - 09/27/02 02:40 PM Re: Other pc game genres?
ray Offline
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Registered: 05/29/99
Posts: 4548
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Zanthia -- my ENTIRE goal is to compete with your comprehensive RPG knowledge! smile

Here's my list so far -- how far do I have to go to catch up with you?

Lands of Lore: Throne of Chaos
Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny
Anvil of Dawn
Fallout
Might and Magic VI
Might and Magic VII
Might and Magic VIII
Deus Ex
Diablo
Diablo Hellfire
Diablo II
Anachronox
System Shock 2
Summoner
Return to Krondor
Dungeon Siege
Arcanum
Gothic
Baldurs Gate
Baldurs Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast
Baldurs Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
Baldurs Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal
Neverwinter Nights
Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance
Darkstone
Planescape: Torment
Icewind Dale
So You Want to Be Hero (Quest For Glory)
Throne of Darkness
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#123453 - 09/27/02 04:04 PM Re: Other pc game genres?
Zanthia Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 9329
Loc: ex-new yorker
Ray,

How long have you been playing RPG's? I thought it wasn't all that long but I must be mistaken with that very impressive list.
You have 2 games on the list I haven't played. Throne of darkness which I do have and BG: dark Alliance which I have but can't play. I started Arcanum but never finished as it wasn't working well on my ucrrent PC but I do plan to go back to it.

I have no idea how far you have to go as I have never made a list of all the RPGs or adventure games I have played. I think it would be scary just looking at all the titles and see how many there are.

Off the top of my head(leaving out ones you already said)

IWD with both expansions
Pools of Radiance 2
All the quest for glory games
Might and Magic 2,3, 4, 5,worlds of xeen(4 and 5 together), swords of xeen, MM9
Ultima: U4,U5,U6,U7 with expansion, U7.5 with expansion,U8,U9, Ultima underworld 1 and 2, worlds of Ultima: savage empire and martian dreams
Elder scrolls: Arena, Daggerfall, Battlespire, Morrowind
Wizardry:6,7,8 and Nemesis
Wizards and warriors
Lands of lore 3
Stonekeep
Gorasul
Septerra Core
Evil Islands
Eye of beholder 1,2,3
Realms of arcania series
Vampire: The Masquerade
Grandia 2(pc version)

That?s enough for now. I know there are still many more that I haven't mentioned especially those that were only on floppies. I left out all the console RPG's which would include all FF up to number 10, dragon warrior series, breath of fire series, chronocross, cronotrigger, Lunar series , etc.
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#123454 - 09/27/02 04:41 PM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Originally posted by burpee:
I missed reading the posts on page two of this post, so went back and did so. I am wondering what some people consider action or action/adventure or shooters. There seems to be some differences in description.

I like 3rd person action/adventure (or Laura's run and jump smile ) games that have mostly adventure aspects with some killing. The older Tomb Raider games fit into this niche nicely. Lots of running, jumping and puzzling how to move ahead with only a few deaths on her hands.

Is 3rd person adventure a separate catergory? Odyssey, Nightlong, Blade Runner, Sanitarium. I'm never sure whether they are really adventure or action/adventure.
Nightlong is definitely a good old-fashioned inventory-based 3rd person adventure game.

Sanitarium is also straight adventure. It may be 3rd person in that you see your character on the screen, but it certainly isn't action based. It has a few timed sequences, but that doesn't make it an action game.

It's somewhat debatable whether Odyssey is "adventure/action" or adventure because of all the timed sequences, action-based puzzes, and opportunities to die in it. But you notice there is a difference in the puzzles between games like Tomb Raider and games like Odyssey. Tomb Raider puzzles are mostly "find the lever" or "figure out the best way to jump" or etc. In Odyssey there is more variety to the puzzles. Some of them are more like those you might find in a puzzle game while others are more "figure out how to get from here to there without being killed."

I haven't played Blade Runner so I can't comment on how that game worked.

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I consider action to include 1st person shooters. The main purpose of these games seems to be to kill as many people as possible.

Or kill as many monsters as possible.

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I consider action to include 1st person shooters. The main purpose of these games seems to be to kill as many people as possible. I just finished No One Lives Forever and even though it is an unbelieveably good game I had a hard time finishing it. To each his own I guess.

I haven't played NOLF, but from what I've heard, the puzzles are more complex than just the basic "find the lever" type. That puts it more in the category of an action/adventure than just a straight shooter. I do intend to play NOLF some day - using god mode of course.

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#123455 - 09/27/02 05:41 PM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Registered: 04/02/01
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Loc: England
Hi all,

good question FM!!

I play the Sims, puzzle games, rollercoaster tycoon, theme hospital, card games, do miss themepark original but we don't have an old 386 to play it on!! I play cribbage online at Yahoo occasionally. Off the pc, I play chess, backgammon, crib, bezique, OK, just about any card game you can mention xpt bridge as I could never get the hang of the bidding!! My dad and I used to play every evening when I lived at home. Oh and I am learning Warhammer games as our son is mad about them!!

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#123456 - 09/27/02 11:53 PM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Jenny100, I think that you're right about Odyssey. I'm now leaning more towards adventure since there isn't any killing in the game.

NOLF is a beautiful and well done game. I'm glad that I played it but I would never replay it. I had a hard time finishing Thief as well and put these two games in the same ballpark. Both were excellent well done games with lots of sneaking around. I don't like to sneak and think that maybe that is my main issue with both. I like to barge into a room, do my business and get out, lol. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" />

I'm just so happy that there is a wealth of games to choose from and I'm not sitting here playing a kick boxing animee game smile

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#123457 - 09/28/02 03:03 AM Re: Other pc game genres?
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Registered: 07/01/00
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Oh dear, there are so many types of games I enjoy. Adventures led me onto RPG, anything in the style of Final Fanasy is a hit with me. I have always been a fan of puzzles, I will play Boulderdash forever but more recently got addicted to SuperCollapse. Pandora's Box is permanently installed. Puzz3d is in a category of it's own and I love it.

I love Age of Empires and have bought many games of this type that I have not started. God games also appeal to me; I loved Populous the Beginning so much that after I had traded it away I bought it again when I realised there was an additional missions disc.

I am sure I will enjoy Thief, Ray and have bought both games. One of these days I will play them... I am fairly confident I will enjoy The Sims but do not own this one yet (how unusual!). I am trying to like shooting games with a good story but I find I am very bad at this.

Finally, Seaman (on the Dreamcast) is in a category of its own, I guess I like unusual gameplay type games.
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